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  • Report claims Chinese chip maker bids $23B for Micron

    China's largest state-owned computer chip design firm, Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd. has offered US$23 billion to buy Micron Technology, one of the largest U.S. memory makers, according to The Wall Street Journal.

    Written by Lucas Mearian14 July 15 20:33
  • The Takeaway: The war over H-1Bs heats up

    Microsoft is among the companies supporting a bill in Congress that would, among other things, raise the limit on H-1B visas from 65,000 to 195,000 and eliminate a cap on people who get an advanced degree in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). The company has also talked about a "skills gap" in the U.S. that makes raising the cap H-1B visa workers important.

    Written by Ken Mingis14 July 15 04:29
  • The Takeaway: For Windows phones, it's all over but the shouting

    While Microsoft is still making smartphones for its Windows 10 Mobile OS, the company has more or less given up on the mobile course set by former CEO Steve Ballmer and will likely be forced to discard the strategy entirely.

    Written by Ken Mingis14 July 15 02:23
  • OPM director resigns after unprecedented data breach

    The director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management resigned on Friday, a day after her agency announced hackers had stolen information on 21.5 million current, former and prospective government employees and their families.

    Written by Martyn Williams11 July 15 03:32
  • Uber argues in court that drivers want independence, flexibility

    Uber Technologies gathered the support of over 400 drivers across California and a law professor to back its argument in court that its platform gives its contractors the flexibility and independence they want.

    Written by John Ribeiro10 July 15 16:21
  • Microsoft shrinks smartphone ambitions with mobile restructuring

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella just unveiled the latest of the "tough choices" Microsoft is making to streamline its business, and it's a doozy: the company is significantly cutting back its smartphone ambitions almost two years after announcing it would acquire Nokia's Devices and Services business in an attempt to play a greater role in this market.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank09 July 15 04:51
  • Microsoft said to plan more staff layoffs

    Microsoft plans a new round of layoffs that could affect its hardware and smartphones businesses, besides other parts of the company, according to a newspaper report.

    Written by John Ribeiro08 July 15 17:51
  • How SAP plans to bring analytics to soccer

    In what SAP and City Football Group (CFG) call a "groundbreaking event" for the sport of soccer, the two companies today announced a global, multi-year marketing and technology partnership that will provide CFG and its four international football clubs with analytics for business operations, fan engagement and player and team performance.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud08 July 15 03:13
  • Microsoft offers researchers US$500K to work on HoloLens

    Microsoft is offering academic researchers in the U.S. a chance to get their hands on its HoloLens augmented reality headgear later this year with a new program that will award funding and hardware to a handful of projects that will put the new gear to use.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank07 July 15 04:20
  • Reddit sections go dark after exit of staffer

    The exit of a key Reddit staffer, who apparently played an important role in the bustling AMA (Ask Me Anything) question-and-answer section, has created an uproar on the online discussion website.

    Written by John Ribeiro03 July 15 16:07